A Ukrainian Boeing 737 bound for Kiev from Tehran has crashed after takeoff due to technical problems, Iranian media reported. Much of the regional airspace was cleared due to Iranian missile strikes on US targets in Iraq.
Flight radar information shows Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 abruptly disappearing after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini airport after taking off just after 6 am local time.
There were reportedly 167 passengers on board, according to an airline representative reached by Sputnik. Their fate is unknown.
Reading reports of a Ukrainian 737 down in Tehran within the last hour. Obviously no confirmation, but this one matches and the track log ends abruptly. pic.twitter.com/WXmvoNIEYy
— Matt Gjedde (@mdgjedde) January 8, 2020
Radar data shows the 737-800 crashing two minutes after takeoff. Multiple Iranian agencies reported on the crash, blaming unspecified “technical problems.”
We are following reports that a Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. #PS752 departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Last ADS-B data received at 02:44UTC. https://t.co/qXWHUPGDTu pic.twitter.com/vuAi6TOqTp
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 8, 2020
Source: RT NEWS